Akoy Agau didn’t see much playing time during his year-plus at Louisville, averaging just 4.8 minutes per game in 22 appearances. With that, and the fact that increased playing time didn’t seem all that likely, Agau made the decision in mid-December to transfer. Wednesday afternoon it was reported by NebraskaHSHoops.com that Agau has decided to join John Thompson III’s program at Georgetown.
In discussing his commitment to the Big East program, Agau made note of Georgetown’s success in developing big men as one of the reasons why he decided to become a Hoya. Agau also considered Marquette, and he took a visit to Nebraska last month as well.
From a depth standpoint the addition of Agau could be a good one for Georgetown, with both Joshua Smith and Mikael Hopkins being seniors. Of Georgetown’s five current freshmen four are front court players, and they’ll add Marcus Derrickson and Jesse Govan to the program next season.
Louisville forward Akoy Agau will miss the next six weeks after undergoing surgery on Tuesday morning to repair a sports hernia.
The news was not know until Agau took to Instagram to post a picture of himself in a hospital gown with the caption, “Pre-surgery. Out in Philly about to go under the knife. About to get fixed up!! Then waking up and getting a huge Philly cheese steak.”
Agau will be out for six weeks recovering from the surgery, which would mean that he would be available to return to the court in mid-September. Practices start at the Division I level at the end of September.
Louisville will be down a player in the front court when they take on FIU Saturday afternoon, as the school announced that freshman forward Akoy Agau has been suspended indefinitely. The school did not specify a reason for the disciplinary measure in the statement released on Friday afternoon.
Agau hasn’t seen a large amount of playing time thus far, playing an average of five minutes per game in seven of Louisville’s 11 games. The most he’s played in a game this season is nine minutes in Louisville’s 90-62 win over Kansas City, a game in which he accounted for two points and five rebounds. Provided none of their key players go down against FIU, Louisville should be OK in the front court against the Panthers.
According to Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Agau did make the trip to Miami with the team but will not be in uniform for the game. Also of note for Louisville is the fact that junior guard Kevin Ware is expected to miss the game due to a shin bruise suffered in the Cardinals’ win over Missouri State.